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Why "I am NOT a VOLCANO!"

Why "I am NOT a VOLCANO!"
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Writer's Workshop

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The prompt I chose from Mama Kat's Writer's workshop (click above to link up!) is:

Can you almost stop time with your words? Write about the fastest ride you ever had, but describe only a few seconds of it…as though it was happening to slow motion.

Metal clangs into place. It's too late now, to turn back. I shiver beside my sister in law, who looks exactly the opposite of me. We giggle. I have not been on any type of roller coaster or fast moving ride for at least five years- before I was pregnant with my first child.
Engine starts, like a heart throb, we go up, and over dizzying flurry starting in my forehead. Upside down, my hair hangs, whips against my chin, eyes, lips parted in a horrific, choking, but uproarious scream as my eyes open, lights stretch into lines that zag around into a curlicue once again, as we flip over the center bar, losing our breath.

Brandon and I on the Tidal wave

I'm gonna get you!

(Nyssa and Stephie-my sister in law- on the Tidal Wave)

(Brandon and Nyssa together on the Zipper- Steph and I went together because we didn't want to spin much...none of us knew we had no control over the matter.)


Anonymous said...

Good job. You even mentioned the screams! That was a super fun night. I think about it a lot. I'm glad you all made me go.

Momof3inVA said...

Ok, Now, I am a total thrill seeker, but I once got stuck, upside down, on one of those fair rides...I stick to Kings Dominion (an amusement park virtually in our 'back yard')...I get so scared when my kids want to ride that stuff at our county fair.

You are a BRAVE girl, Brae! ;)

Mama Wheaton said...

Me and scary, flip me around rides are not friends. I am so a feet on the ground kindof gal. Glad you enjoyed it though, great memories.

parenting ad absurdum said...

Fantastic photos! My four year old is just getting interested in roller coasters - can't wait to do the fairs with him :)

Peryl (from MBC)

CaJoh said...

Stopping by from Mama Kat's…

Ah carnival rides! We usually have one in a nearby park about twice a year. Sometimes I don't trust those rides because they can pack them up and move them so easily. I used to hear rumors that the octopus ride was held together with Popsicle sticks, but being a stupid teenager I still rode the rides.

Thanks for sharing,

Tina Lane said...

The "metal clang" put me on that ride. Great description.

Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

I have a love/hate relationship with roller coasters. I like to ride them but the big dives always hurt my stomach.

Dan said...

Looks like fun. I love spinning rides.

Lourie said...

Not me. Not ever. You are either brave or crazy. Maybe both. ;)

Farmers Wife said...

I love big scary rides but don't they have some interesting names, we have the hurricane, the big zipper, the ali baba..the list goes on!

Kimmy said...

Oh my gosh...the Zipper! I haven't been on that ride for years. I think I rode that last with my mom. Remembering, my mom lost all her change too out of her change purse from going upside down. I don't think I could stomach that ride anymore. I've become quite the woos with spinning rides like that. lol

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